Originally Posted by brandss
At the end of the day I am trying to get online "tv" to run at a higher quality than standard 480.
The quality of your video will be almost entirely dependent on your cellular download speed. And this number is by no means fixed. It will vary from location to location as you travel around the country. Furthermore, it will vary with the time of day and the day of the week. And it will also vary from cellular carrier to carrier and what specific data plan you are paying for.
Your post makes it sound as if you think there is a simple solution that will give you high quality video all the time. Yes, there will be locations where this is possible, and even easy. And there will other locations where you will be happy to just get a watchable, stable video.
You are an active participant on this forum so I'm pretty sure that you knew all this. If I've misunderstood your question, I apologize. But the issue of getting high quality video is non-trivial, especially when you're away from a major metro area.
As far as I'm concerned, the most important thing to do is to have multiple accounts with multiple cellular carriers. At any specific location one carrier may provide a better signal than the others. Furthermore, don't overlook the fact that postpaid cellular plans have higher priority on the networks than do prepaid plans. I personally have accounts with all three major carriers and I use the limited hotspot data from my postpaid plans to backup the lower priority data from my prepaid unlimited hotspot plans.
The bottom line is that there is no simple solution and a comprehensive solution isn't inexpensive.